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Latest posts by Fairygirl

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:56

That's a bit near the house for any tree MP2.  Even a birch - which has a light canopy -  would block a lot of light too. Is there no way you can place it a bit further away?  

If you just want something attractive for the front garden there are lots of shrubs that will give a nice effect. 

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:36

Are you a Hobbit as007? 

You can get terracotta ones quite cheaply in DIY stores too. I got a huge one in Homebase last year for a tenner.

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:34

doc - I'm beginning to worry about you - especially after you getting excited about KEF's nursie outfit the other day...


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:33

Were you friends with Paul Newman then doc? 

He was my favourite along with Steve McQueen - the King of Cool. I liked Mr R as an actor rather than for his looks actually, although I see the obvious attraction. I thought he was a bit underrated because the image got in the way.

Dove we have sun....smug face smiley needed now 

but I'm stuck inside. Serves me right for being smug...

Discoloured skin n outdoor grown tomatoes

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:03

Glad you got a result HD 

I always grow under cover because it would be pointless trying to grow toms outside up here, but I think outdoor toms are always a bit more susceptible to weather damage and anything that can be wind borne. 

Bf - I'm not sure if washing up liquid would be enough for your pots or if you should use some disinfectant as well, or whether the gravel would harbour anything for next year, but someone else will hopefully look in and be able to help 


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:55

Thank you B-Lizzie 


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:36


 I've just learned how to do this!

Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:33

It will only cause trouble if there's already trouble there. It's a common myth that climbers damage brickwork and mortar. As blairs says above, they're opportunists.

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:08

You need a pair of these lily..........


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:05

There's worse ways of spending a day than on the sofa with RR lily 

I could wave my wand Verd, but see above......

Dove - doing paperwork isn't good for recovering wrists. I think pdoc told me fact I'm sure he did.... ...we need a smiley that does a 'whistling innocently' look 

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